1 page, 8 x 5 inches, no place, November 26, 1862. Scarce war-date letter to David Dougherty, written while he was chaplain at Fort McHenry, ministering to Union and Confederate alike, in part: "...You have been appointed to call the meeting this afternoon to nominate the officers. Let me know at once whether you accept..." Two horizontal folds; small black ink stain on the top edge. Very good condition.
Cardinal Gibbons, Roman Catholic prelate established Washington University. In 1886 Pope Leo XIII made Gibbons the second American cardinal ever.